How to find back to school technology on a budget


Device Pitstop Helps Students with Computers

Maple Grove, MN, September 11, 2020 – This school year is unprecedented – millions of children and teens across the country participating in virtual learning, facing ever-changing schedules with the need to be ready to learn from home at any time.

Back to school time can be a budget-breaker, even during “normal” years. But this year, with the list of technology required or recommended growing longer, families are in the unenviable position of adding tablets, laptops and accessories into the mix.

So, where how can you save while still allowing kids to have the tools they need to maximize their virtual learning time?

* Refurbish older technology or trade up

Many people have older laptops and tablets sitting somewhere in a drawer. Maybe they need a repair, perhaps they were just banished to the back of a closet because someone got a newer device. Whatever the reason, if you bring your older devices to your local Device Pitstop store they may be able to make repairs for a “good-as-new” device at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new device.

If your tech can’t be repaired, Device Pitstop can make an offer of cash on the spot or a store credit so you can trade up to a newer device. Best of all, your old device will be safely and responsibly recycled.

* Hand me downs

Mom or dad get a new device and hands their device down to the kids. Just remember to remove all files and accounts and make sure all software is updated

* Buy “new to you

Retailers such as Device Pitstop sell high-quality, brand name computers, laptops, monitors, tablets and smartphones that are expertly refurbished, but “new to you.” You can also take advantage of warranties protecting your new devices. From iMacs to Chromebooks, Device Pitstop has something for every budget. In stock and ready to go home right away – no waiting, no back orders, no shipping delays.

“The demand right now for everything from kid-friendly laptops and tablets to noise-cancelling headphones is extraordinary,” said Brad Swenson, Owner, Device Pitstop. “If you’re looking for back to school technology, check with Device Pitstop first, chances are, we’re got you covered at a price you won’t believe.”

Device Pitstop is located in Maple Grove.


Device Pitstop sells the top brands of tech devices like laptops, tablets, smartphones and more. Customers get certified, pre-owned devices at affordable prices with a warranty. Device Pitstop also pays cash-on-the-spot for used devices and members of the Pit Crew offer repairs and upgrades quickly, for less.